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Whig-Clio Event Shines Spotlight on Service

Six Princeton alumni returned to campus Oct. 1 for a special Whig-Clio event highlighting work in public service. Each participant discussed his or her personal experiences, outlining different paths that led to similar careers.

Marty Johnson ’81, president and founder of Isles Inc., a community-development organization in Trenton, recounted the long journey he took, explaining how Princeton served as a launching pad for him to start his own business after having lived off food stamps as a child. Other panelists, including Alexis Albion ’92, emphasized the potential of each Princetonian. Albion told students that “you can do anything you want — even with a major in history.” For her, a concentration that appeared limiting to others was the key to her success, allowing her to be “open to possibilities and to do what she loved.” She now serves as a speechwriter for the president of the World Bank.

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